IIAD Design Aptitude Test iDAT 2021

IIAD Design Aptitude Test iDAT 2021

Mode of ExamOnline & Offline
Level of ExamNational Level

IIAD Entrance Exam “Design Aptitude Test ( iDAT )” is a qualifying entrance test for admission to Bachelor degree courses in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design, and Communication Design, offered by Indian Institute of Art & Design, New Delhi. IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on August 1, 2021 in online mode and offline mode.

The entrance comprises two sections, which have Objective types - multiple-choice questions, Drawing & Sketching, and Descriptive answer questions.

  • Maximum marks are 200 and marks allotted to each correct answer are distinct as per the type of the question.
  • Negative marking scheme is not applicable in IIAD Entrance Exam 2021.
  • IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 test paper will be based on 02 subjects. Each section has distinct numbers of questions.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 Pattern Highlights

Some of the major highlights for IIAD Entrance Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights tabulated below:

Exam Mode Online and Offline mode 
Number of Sections Two Sections (A and B)
Question Paper Type Objective Type - Multiple choice questions Drawing & Sketching Descriptive Answer Questions
Exam Duration- Two (02 hours) 
(120 minutes)
Exam Language




Following are the General Instructions for IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 a candidate must follow:

  • Candidates are advised to reach at examination center at least 30 minutes before commencement of IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 examination.  
  • Do not open the sealed Response Sheet and question paper before the receiving the instructions from invigilator.
  • Read instructions carefully to mark responses on Response Sheet.
  • Marks in circles for responses should be made with Blue or Black Ball Pen Ink.
  • Making changes to your responses in OMR sheet is not possible, so mark answers carefully.
  • No smudge marks or rough should be done on the question paper
  • Check pages of Question paper and Response Sheet, if there is any issue, immediately bring it to the notice of the Invigilator and get it changed.
  • Candidate will have to bring some accessories as per the requirements of the test paper:
  1. Pens / Pencils
  2. Dry Colours (Pencils / Paste)
  3. A Ruler
  4. Sketch Pen / Coloured Pen
  5. Gluestick
  6. A small pair of Scissors
  • Blank paper sheets will be provided to the candidates for creating drawings and doing rough work.
  • Answer scripts should be submitted to the invigilators after completion of scheduled time.


IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 exam syllabus for two sections of test paper is generally based on Class 10th and 12th standard curriculum even though there is specified syllabi defined by the institute.

Candidates can check the tentative syllabus for IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 in the table below:

Name of Section Topics
Logical Reasoning Numerical Series based on the Different Patterns and Logics Design and Shapes Geometrical and other type – Identification of similarities and identical one Find out number and item for incomplete number series Logical Sequences of Numbers, Shapes, Words, Figures and Letters Select odd one out, Logical Decision Logical Sequence Blood Relations Analogy Series Coding – Decoding Statement and Arguments Statement and Assumptions Statement and Conclusions Situation Reaction Cause and Effects Assertion and Reason Syllogism
Creative Thinking & Problem Solving Picture construction task or shapes Creative design Circles and squares task Incomplete figures task Imaginative stories creation Generation and Development of Ideas Analysis of Problem and development of options for solution Description of a scene / Essay writing / creative writing Evaluation of information on the basis of observation and imagination



Application Start Date :

15th September 2018

Application End Date :

15th December 2018

Exam Date :

1st August 2021

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Indian Institute of Art & Design

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